A little over a week ago I sent my manuscript off to my editor. She told me she'd have notes for me in about a week and I looked at my calendar. A trip to Tucson to visit my sister. Did I really want to be angsting over her notes while I was ...

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Edits and the Lottery

A little over a week ago I sent my manuscript off to my editor. She told me she'd have notes for me in about a week and I looked at my calendar.

A trip to Tucson to visit my sister.

Did I really want to be angsting over her notes while I...

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Inching Toward Publication

Two days ago I finished a detailed revision thanks to a beautifully picky beta reader. Today I completed the word search project for thirteen words that reader caught which I tend to overuse.

Thirteen?

To be completely transparent, she...

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Update

So I finished my first read-through late-late last night.

While I still love this story, I'm no longer in the honeymoon phase. Dang. I really thought that would last longer. My perfect story is showing some cracks. My perfect story is requiring...

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ONE DOWN

Wow, it's been a while.

Tonight I wrote the final words for the first draft of my new book.

It created a crazy confluence of emotions: relief, victory, excitement, fear, responsibility (really?), you name it, I'm feeling it.

Suddenly I'm...

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Ramping Up to The End

I'm feeling like all the elements of my story on trafficking are coming together. I can taste the end. It's not here, but the nearness of it is making me edgy.

Even though it's just the first draft and there will be many revisions to come, I'm...

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